Tuesday, April 14, 2009


A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her

altitude and spotted a man in a boat below.

She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I

would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air

balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet

above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude

and 100

degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a DA supporter!"

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist," everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still

lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be an ANC Government official"

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going.

You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You

made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to

solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in

before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."


  1. Yes, South African government, for sure....

  2. I have read this somewhere before and chuckled as much this time.
    Thank you for the smile :)